This robotic coconut tree climber and harvester could save lives

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/09/03/this-robotic-coconut-tree-clim.html

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Alternate solution: 50-foot-tall machetes.

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Alternate solution #2: better wages for coconut harvesters.

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Video link for the BBS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQxON1J6VKw
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That robot overlord has a saw for a hand. :astonished:

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I watch people climb coconuts to harvest trim them and have often been thinking some sort of drone could do this easily. Some cameras and and AI and it could easily do it with minimal supervision.

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Alternate solution #3: through selective breeding grow coconut palms that only grow to no more that 8 feet tall.

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What’re you tryin’a do, make stubby fat monkeys invade Kerala? I mean, you could make a tough glass maze and all, but don’t forget to rinse the monkeys out or something.

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Coconuts!? Oh man, I got burned on this one…

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I really expected “sharks with friggin’ lasers on their heads”.

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And more expensive coconut water for hipsters.

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You’ve uncovered my plan!

(These bots are getting smarter by the day)

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Well, great. There goes my kid’s summer job.

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Great, now we’ll have functionally unemployed monkeys.

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You were going to have him follow in the footsteps of Keith Richards?

At least keep the little mischevous buggers off the streets. The Monkeys that is…

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Too funny. I had totally forgotten about that. Hopefully a better climber than Keith.

Wait, they don’t have a union?

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